Featured Government and Government related land use websites

Just out! Current government and government related sites recommended by GOVDOC-L, the Government Documents Listserv.

Since we are in the heart of farming country here are a couple of sites of agricultural and rural studies interest…
OpenLandContracts.org , Sponsored in part by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, provides information on Corporate investments in world-wide farming.
from the site: “OpenLandContracts.org is an online repository of publicly available contracts for large-scale land, agriculture, and forestry projects. The repository includes the full text of contracts; plain language summaries of each contract’s key social, environmental, human rights, fiscal, and operational terms; and tools for searching and comparing contracts. Launched in October 2015, OpenLandContracts.org promotes greater transparency of land-based investments, facilitates a better understanding of the contracts that govern them, and provides useful tools for governments, communities, companies, and other stakeholders.

Also, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, (ars.usda.gov/) a great site providing information on topics like: new biopestides, new breeds of high yield strawberries, and TONS of nutrition information